Managing Director, Project Centre
Keith is an accomplished leader in operation and strategic management. He is currently managing director of Project Centre and client services director for transportation at Marston Holdings responsible for the growth of the company’s transportation and environment sector, which includes NSL civil parking enforcement, business process and outsourcing, checking, Traffic Management Act debt, Videalert sales, air quality enforcement and the environment, as well as business development and strategic accounts.
Previously Keith worked in local government for over 25 years, he was a director responsible for over 250 staff across areas of service delivery and strategic activity with experience of direct budgetary control of over £40m a year. Keith’s leadership and drive skills led him to chair the Six Olympic Host Borough Multi-area agreement, driving the group to securing £180m over three years for the Olympic fringe.
Road Safety Engineering Director,
Road Safety Foundation
Kate is the Road Safety Engineering Director at the Road Safety Foundation and has 30 years’ experience working in the fields of Road Safety, Traffic Management and Transportation. She is responsible for project managing the Road Safety Foundation’s varied project portfolio which includes projects around Active Travel, iRAP Star Rating Surveys, Telematics data and the yearly EuroRAP Crash Risk Mapping results. She works closely with colleagues from RSF’s sister charity iRAP to provide tools to enable road authorities to make roads safer and feel safer for all road users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists.
Head of Major Projects, Living Streets
Katherine Holcroft is Head of Major Projects at Living Streets. With 20 years’ experience in the non-for-profit sector Katherine has managed the charity’s Walk to School Outreach project since 2017. Prince2 qualified in project management, Katherine has overseen millions of children supported to walk to school. Having worked with dozens of local authorities across England, Katherine has great oversight into the challenges and benefits to reversing the decline in the walk to school and helping the government to reach its target of 55% of primary school children walking to school.
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UK Technical Authority for Active Travel,
Fraser is the Technical Authority for Active Travel in Atkins and is chair of the Active Travel Technical Group.
Fraser leads a team of active travel, inclusive design and road safety specialists across the UK. Fraser has led the development of a number of national and local design standards and guidance documents across the UK and worked internationally on key active travel and road safety projects. Fraser oversees the design and implementation of active travel infrastructure projects alongside key research projects to continually improve facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.
CEO, Urban 360
Professor James Evans is Director of the Manchester Urban Institute at the University of Manchester and CEO of Urban 360, a spin out company offering integrated monitoring solutions to cities. His research help cities become smarter and more sustainable by using technology and data to support learning and transformation. He is passionate about the role of universities in delivering urban sustainability, working with hundreds of organisations around the world and generating more than £50m of funding and 100 publications in the process.
UK Technical Authority for Operational Safety of Highways,
JP is the Atkins UK Technical Authority for Operational Safety of Highways and chair of the associated technical group.
John-Paul (JP) is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Operational Safety Specialist in highways.
He has over 20 years of experience across a number of high-profile projects in highway operations, road safety, safety risk management, design standards research and development.
JP was the Operational Safety lead for the first all lane running Smart Motorway in the UK and the technical lead for the current UK Road Safety Audit standard GG119.
Richard has led businesses in technology and behaviour change for over 30 years. Richard founded Projectlink plc, which created the UK’s first Reward & Recognition platform and scaled it with clients including BT, HBoS, and RBS. Projectlink’s turnover was around £50 million when it was sold to a WPP subsidiary, later bought by Blackhawk.
Richard’s wealth of experience has sharpened BetterPoints’ vision of a better world through achievable, incremental change. He is passionate about the urgency for large-scale climate behaviour change, advocating for combined effort and resources across sectors for greater impact than can be achieved through disparate initiatives.
UK Remix Partnerships Lead
Sean leads Remix partnerships in the UK, helping Councils and Transport Authorities streamline transport planning, design, and communications processes by applying modern tools and systems. He's worked with a broad range of organisations, from Transport for London, and the National Transport Authority of Ireland, to the West of England and West Yorkshire Combined Authorities, to various county and district councils across the UK. He’s from Santa Barbara California originally, but relocated 5 years ago to expand Remix’s international presence.
Principal Engineer Transport Assessment Team, Place and Sustainability, Cambridgeshire County Council
Tam has a highway design and safety audit background. He has redesigned many streets and junctions in south west London and within Central London including Piccadilly Circus. This was mostly for bus priority but would benefit all road users. At Cambridgeshire County Council Tam works on large developments including Northstowe and Waterbeach new towns as well as the employment growth areas within Cambridge City. He applies a design focus for walking and cycling in new developments and has contributed to chapter 14 of LTN1/20 on this theme.
Dr Robin Lovelace
Interim Director of Data and Analysis,
Active Travel England
Robin Lovelace is Associate Professor of Transport Data Scienceat the Leeds Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) and, since September, Interim Director of Data and Analysis at Active Travel England. Robin specialises in developing new tools to support more participatory and data driven transport planning, with the focus on national transport systems and modelling scenarios of change. Robin is Lead Developer of the Propensity to Cycle Tool (see www.pct.bike) and has led projects including the Active Travel for New Developments (ActDev) tool for England and Cycle Route Uptake and Scenario Estimation (CRUSE) for the Republic of Ireland. Robin is now undertaking a fellowship to support central government with data science expertise.
Andrew Caleya Chetty
Andrew Caleya Chetty, CEO at Starling Technologies, utilises Camera Vision and Machine Learning Algorithms to detect, track and analyse behaviour of pedestrian and road users. Andrew has 30 years of leading and delivering large scale complex technologies all over the world within different industries. He was previously Strategic Director and partner at the urban technology company Umbrellium, focussing on business development and product owner on a number of complex technology deployments for airports, new developments and cities all over the world. He is also a partner at Thingful, an IoT search engine where he led on the business development.
Grant is the Director of Tranquil City, a purpose-driven multidisciplinary environmental data company whose aim is to transform urban data into meaningful interventions that benefit people and the planet. His background in acoustic consultancy led him to research how sound can affect our well-being in urban environments and explore its connections to other qualities through creating a collective of experts and practitioners in disciplines ranging from air quality, environmental psychology, and public engagement to sustainability, data science and socioeconomics.
Integrated Transport Planning Ltd
Laura Marshall is a Senior Consultant at ITP. With 5 years’ experience in the industry, she has been involved in delivering and evaluating travel behaviour change projects that target a range of audiences such as communities, workplaces, jobseekers, and residents. Laura has been seconded to Transport for West Midlands’ Cycling and Walking Team since April 2022 and has helped manage the progress of the Commonwealth Games legacy project: ‘Cycling for Everyone’.
Charlie is a young entrepreneur passionate about distrupting industries and changing how people make daily decisions in the modern world. Charlie is motivated to build technology to reduce carbon emissions, make people healthier and reduce the overall dependence on fuel. As also acting Operations Manager for WeDRT - a supply solution company for Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) schemes across the UK - Charlie has meaningful experience in successfully delivering alternative green transport solutions for local councils.
Project Manager, Transport for Greater Manchester
Anna Butler is a Project Manager at Transport for Greater Manchester with a focus on sustainable travel. She is currently working on a multitude of large-scale active travel infrastructure projects across Greater Manchester to help realise its ambition of becoming a pedestrian and cycle-friendly city-region. She has a particular interest in innovative cycle infrastructure design, with her principal projects focusing on delivering crossings and Active Neighbourhoods across the region. Having previously worked at Transport for London for a number of years she is experienced in delivering cycle highways projects and has a background in Traffic Engineering.
Head of Planning & Rights of Way,
Jo is a planning lawyer and has considerable experience advising on active travel infrastructure projects. She represents Sustrans on the Better Planning Coalition, seeking to influence the content of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and other legislation, together with future changes to the NPPF. Jo led Sustrans’ Active Travel England planning functions testing project on behalf of the DfT in 2021 and has been seconded part-time to ATE’s spatial planning and development team during 2022. She is a member of the Transport for New Homes steering group.
Nordics & Baltics Lead Consultant, BABLE Smart Cities - Copenhagen
Henrik has worked in technology-based business development for 25+ years in transport, ICT, clean-tech and energy sectors. A renowned expert in public/private innovation, he initiated in 2015 the consortium known today as European Institute of Innovation & Technology [EIT] Urban Mobility serving as its Innovation Hub Director for Northern Europe.
Head of Consulting, MP Smarter Travel
Oli is currently the Head of Consulting at MP Smarter Travel, delivering impactful sustainable transport behaviour change through collaborative community-scale projects.
Oli is a specialist in cargo bike promotion, school travel plan management and delivering educational school workshops on road safety and air quality.
In the world of cargo bikes, MP Smarter Travel delivers the award-winning Bikes for Business project in central London, with wider project experience across London boroughs and the entirety of Brighton & Hove. MP Smarter Travel are taking cargo bikes mainstream!
Head of Engagement, Project Centre
Steph is a qualified Engagement Practitioner with International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and has extensive experience delivering strategic engagement programmes for major projects and policies in the infrastructure sector, in both Australia and the UK. At Project Centre, Steph leads the Communications and Engagement service, a team that places meaningful community engagement at the heart of their approach and helps public authorities right across the country deliver the best and most balanced schemes. Prior to Project Centre, Steph was responsible for the design and delivery of London-wide engagement strategies at Transport for London, including on policies like the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, strategic cycling network, inclusive and accessible streets, 20mph speed limits, diversifying cycling and the Elizabeth Line.
Before relocating to the UK, Steph lead on engagement programmes for a transport authority in Australia. During this time, she delivered a six-month engagement programme with regional and rural towns right across the state of Victoria, helping the authority understand the challenges local people faced and shaping future investment programmes in a way that better responded to their needs. She also supported the successful delivery of major road and rail projects with long-term community and stakeholder engagement programmes.
Policy Director, Cycling UK
Roger Geffen’s involvement in cycle campaigning began as a volunteer with the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) in the late 1980’s. He soon branched out into other transport and environment groups, including anti-road campaigns in the mid-1990s.
With the subsequent shift in national transport policy, he took a masters in Transport at London University and began working for Oxfordshire County Council on walking, cycling and local transport policies.
After a spell with consultants Steer Davies Gleave, he joined Cycling UK as Campaigns & Policy Manager (now Policy Director) in 2002.
He was awarded an MBE for services to cycling in 2015.
Regional Director, Project Centre
Chris Harrison is a Regional Director at Project Centre where he has worked for the past 6 years. He has worked in both in the public and private sector with extensive experience in developing, introducing, and reviewing active travel programmes and projects.
In 2015/16 he worked as the Mini Holland Client Manager for Waltham Forest and led the implementation of the Walthamstow Village Project. Recently he has been working closely with many other authorities including Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Kent in the development and delivery of the active travel funded schemes.
Chris is passionate about creating environments that gives a real choice of active travel for every user. He uses active engagement and campaigning to ensure active travel programmes are successful and enjoys taking part in community co-design.
Software Engineer, Alan Turing Institute
Dustin Carlino is a software developer at the Alan Turing Institute. His main project is A/B Street, an open source platform for helping people rapidly prototype and communicate ideas for reducing car use in cities by designing low-traffic neighborhoods, sketching out cycle networks, and watching traffic simulations. He also maintains libraries for working with OpenStreetMap data.
Ed is an Architect and Director of Innovation and Design at Space Syntax.
These roles combine the development of tools to analyse cities with their application to real-world design and planning projects. The overarching objective behind these activities is to create better cities for people by understanding the interactions between urban systems.
In his time at Space Syntax he has lead international multi-disciplinary design teams to masterplan capital cities and shaped the development of digital tools that enable untrained users to make evidence-informed decisions.
Co-founder & CEO, See.Sense
Philip McAleese is Co-founder and CEO of See.Sense. A commuter cyclist with over 20 years experience in electronic and software engineering, Philip originally worked designing air traffic control simulators for National Air Traffic Services, before going on to design, build and maintain trading systems for several multinational investment banks. After inventing See.Sense to help make his cycle commuting journey safer, Philip left his corporate career to focus exclusively on See.Sense and has since grown See.Sense into one of UK’s most successful SME’s, whose innovation has been recognised with multiple awards.
Alex Drake is a Data Scientist at Transport for London. As part of the Risk Modelling and Data Science Team, he uses his data science skills to investigate novel tools and techniques for measuring risk across the transport network. Previous projects include modelling road speed compliance and road danger modelling. He is currently working with the TfL Innovation team studying vehicles as a sensor to better understand road user movement and how that can be used to proactively identify safety
Director, Wedderburn Transport Planning
Martin is an independent transport planner with a focus on sustainable travel, especially walking. He has broad transport experience covering walking and cycling research and policy, public transport planning, transport impact assessment, managing transport modelling studies, developing bespoke demand forecasting methods, economic appraisal and streetscape design. He is developing a suite of pedestrian movement analysis tools to assist with evidence-based masterplanning in transport interchange, retail and street environments.
Senior Consultant, Smart Transport Hub
Nicola is a Senior Consultant at Smart Transport Hub with a real passion for understanding how cities work. He is a specialist in active travel, liveable streets, shared and combined mobility, monitoring, and streetscape design.
Nicola has worked on many high-profile, award-winning projects. He worked within the Design and Development team in Waltham Forest on their multi-award-winning Enjoy Waltham Forest (mini-Holland) programme.
Most recently, Nicola is advising numerous local authorities in London and all around the UK to effectively conduct data collection and monitoring exercises. Also, Nicola is the Product Manager for Smart Lenz.
Dr Marcus Jones
Practice Lead, Sustainable Transport, TRL
Marcus is a principal consultant at TRL with over 24 years’ experience in research and consultancy in the field of sustainable transport. He has a particular focus on evaluation and monitoring of real-world trials, including low emission vehicles, and infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists. He was part of a team that conducted a major programme of test track trials of innovative cycling infrastructure for Transport for London, and more recently undertook monitoring of an on-street trial of zebra crossings at side roads in Greater Manchester.
Dr Corra Boushel
Head of monitoring and evaluation, Cycling UK
Corra is Head of Monitoring and Evaluation at Cycling UK, overseeing data from behaviour change projects that reach over 100,000 people each year. Cycling UK delivers an ambitious raft of programmes focused on reducing car use, increasing cycling levels among under-represented groups and maximising the benefits of investment on active travel. Cycling UK implements robust monitoring to inform data-driven decisions and ensure the best impact of programmes across the UK. With a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, Corra has over 15 years’ experience in active travel, air quality and climate change between academia, policy and the third sector.
International Market Development, Zicla
Pierre Coent is responsible for International Market at ZICLA and has been working as Project Manager for 3 years. ZICLA has been working since 2005 to make city streets more accessible, sustainable, inclusive and friendly. He has worked with different cities worldwide, from France to New-Zealand, to support them through all phases of their project: from studying the project to preparing technical and economic analysis until the post installation.
Strategic Development Officer,
Andy is strategic lead for Get Doncaster Moving, Doncaster Councils approach to supporting the population to become Physically Active. Their work has focused on Placed Based Whole Systems approach supporting and working closely with colleagues in Public Health and Transport teams to maximise opportunities through active travel investment, enabling it to become the corner stone of their approach.
Through this work, The Get Doncaster Moving team, alongside Sport England have been able to utilise progressive approaches, research and insight to maximise the investment and impact of active travel.